Today's News

  • Regional history of slavery comes to light

    A local historian has dedicated a great deal of time shedding light on a topic some would rather not discuss – slavery, specifically slavery in this region.

  • Eminence’s new attraction is cool

    Saturday marked the opening day of the new splash pad in Eminence at Coach D Park. Several years in the making, city officials were on hand to greet visitors to the new free attraction and hand out free popsicles. The splash pad will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until cold weather closes it for the winter.

  • Second arrest made in prowling case

    A week after arresting a juvenile in connection with a report of prowling in Turners Station, Henry County Sheriff’s deputies charged a second man in that incident.
    Christian T. Lauderbaugh, 21, faces charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal trespassing, as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, after Deputy Keith Perry arrested him Aug. 26, according to police reports.

  • EIS classrooms serve up CoCoA

    For parents who want to break down a student’s grasp of classroom concepts beyond the regular A, B, C grading scale, Eminence Independent Schools has an app for that.
    Educators call the program CoCoA, which is short for the Competency Collector App, according to Larry Jesse, Eminence’s director of technology. It will allow teachers to record a student’s progress and share that information with parents.

  • A real ‘goat-getter’

    Jaycie Heath recently bested her 2012 performance at the Kentucky State Fair, when she won reserve grand champion market goat, by earning the top prize this year.
    While Heath reached the pinnacle in one species of livestock, she’s not ready to stop competing yet.
    The Henry County Future Farmers of America member who’s now attending the University of Kentucky earned the supreme grand champion during this year’s market goat competition.

  • Local Buzz, August 24, 2016

    Church Activities

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate its Choir Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. 

    Point Pleasant Christian Church Youth yard/bake sale will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the shoebox postage fund.

  • Improvements in special education benefit Ky. students

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent. Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability, or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That, thankfully, began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • Public Records, August 24, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Leslie Nation, 36, La Grange — arrested Aug. 16 at Pollitt Circle by Trooper Sturgill for false reporting of an accident and public intoxication

    Natasha Drake, 32, Clarksville, Ind. — arrested Aug. 17 at Interstate 71, 35 mile marker, by Trooper Brewer for a bench warrant

  • Choosing to view the world in a positive light

    I have, at times, been accused of being a Pollyanna. It’s not an overly offensive name to be called, especially in light of the fact I’ve been called much worse.

    As a noun, Pollyanna means “an excessively or blindly optimistic person.” As an adjective, the descriptor takes a bit of a turn, being “unreasonably or illogically optimistic.”

  • Coming Home


    The 144th annual Homecoming Parade and Picnic was held Saturday in New Castle. Community members, family and friends enjoyed the time of celebration and reunion.